- Other names:
The Newfoundland is a large working dog which was originally bred to help pull fishing nets and lumber in Newfoundland. Newfoundlands are water-loving powerful dogs with a gentle heart. The breed makes a great family companion as Newfoundlands are extremely gentle with children and has an instinct to watch out for their family (similar to a babysitter).
Newfoundlands are intelligent dogs with a strong desire to please their owner. This combined with their work ethic makes the dog easy to train and an ideal companion for any family.